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We found 123 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Blue Preferred Plus near West Bloomfield, MI.

Dr. Bethany Bethany Clary, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
28455 Haggerty Road; Suite 100
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Bethany Clary sees patients in Novi, MI. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Clary include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and women's health issues. Dr. Clary's professional affiliations include St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Providence Hospital. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, Women's Health Issues, General Care

Dr. Walter John Cukrowski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
29877 Telegraph; Suite 100
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Walter Cukrowski's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cukrowski include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Hurley Medical Center. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Dr. Cukrowski is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Scott I Sircus, MD
Specializes in Urology
6900 Orchard Lake Road; Suite 211
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Scott Sircus' medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Sircus accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Sircus attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Sircus is conversant in French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

All Interests: Prosthetics, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Incontinence, Urinary Tract Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
6330 Orchard Lake Road; Suite 110
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tulin-Silver's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His areas of expertise include drug allergy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and asthma. Dr. Tulin-Silver has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tulin-Silver takes. Dr. Tulin-Silver has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Derek Adam Einhorn, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
39475 Lewis Drive; Suite 130
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Derek Einhorn specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Novi, MI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Einhorn include newborn care, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Dr. Einhorn is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Einhorn takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Bone Density Test, Preventive Care, Newborn Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hanna Michel El-Khouri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
18181 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 205
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Hanna Khouri is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Bloomfield Hills, MI, West Bloomfield, MI, and Dearborn, MI. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital of Michigan's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Khouri include newborn care, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and fetal echocardiography. Dr. Khouri is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Garden City Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Fetal Echocardiography, Echocardiogram, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Ted H Schwartzenfeld, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
4855 Rolling Ridge
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Ted Schwartzenfeld is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartzenfeld include bell's palsy, eyelid surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Liposuction, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Paul Lebeis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
30055 Northwestern Highway; Suite 220
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Mark Lebeis, who practices in Farmington, MI and Novi, MI, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, congenital heart disease, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Lebeis takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is affiliated with St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Michael Howard Piper, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30055 Northwestern Highway; 250
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Michael Piper is an adult gastroenterologist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Piper's practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Piper has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Brian Nolan Kirschner, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
32255 Northwestern Highway; Suite 40
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Brian Kirschner's areas of specialization are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease); he sees patients in Farmington, MI and Southfield, MI. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Kirschner's areas of expertise include migraine, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and stroke. He has received a 1.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kirschner is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Adeed Yousif, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30055 Northwestern Highway; Suite 250
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Edward Yousif is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, stomach problems, and upper endoscopy (EGD). The average patient rating for Dr. Yousif is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yousif is in-network for AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Yousif performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Alan Frederick Cutler, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30055 Northwestern Highway; Suite 250
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Alan Cutler is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Farmington, MI, Southfield, MI, and Warren, MI. His areas of clinical interest consist of holistic medicine, peptic ulcer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Cutler accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Cutler attended the University of Michigan Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Yahya F Murad, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7071 Orchard Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Yahya Murad specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He speaks Arabic. Dr. Murad's areas of expertise consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners' residency program. Dr. Murad is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, General Care

Dr. Fadi Antwan Eliya, MD
Specializes in Urology
14800 Farmington Road; Suite 103
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Fadi Eliya's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Eliya's areas of expertise include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), cryotherapy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Eliya attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Eliya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fouad Batah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
29877 Telegraph Road; Suite 401
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Fouad Batah works as an internist in Southfield, MI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Batah include gynecological problems, migraine, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Batah takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Batah's education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Providence Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Batah (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Geoffrey J Gladstone, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
29201 Telegraph Road; Suite 324
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Geoffrey Gladstone's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of plastic surgery procedures and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Gladstone's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and Genesys Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Gladstone attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Dr. Gladstone speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Facial Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures

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What is Bloodless Medicine?

For a variety of reasons, some people feel strongly about refusing blood transfusions and blood products. Bloodless medicine is an emerging medical practice that seeks to provide full medical care, including surgery, for these patients without the use of transfusions.

There are many legitimate reasons why a patient might wish to refuse blood products. Perhaps the most well known are the religious beliefs of certain groups, especially Jehovah’s Witnesses. But religious beliefs are not the only reason someone might choose bloodless medicine. Some of these reasons include:

  • Ethical decisions about the limited supply of blood available
  • Patients with rare blood types may not have access to donor blood
  • Fear of receiving the wrong blood type, which can cause a significant allergic reaction
  • Concerns about infectious diseases that could possibly infect the blood supply, such as HIV, Hepatitis B, Epstein-Barr, or Mad Cow Disease

When it comes to surgery, bloodless medicine succeeds by increasing the amount of red blood cells a patient produces before surgery, replacing any lost blood with fluids, carefully managing the patient’s health during surgery, and meticulously controlling blood loss so that as little bleeding as possible occurs.

Preparation begins by increasing the number of red blood cells the patient produces, so that any loss during surgery will not be as harmful. Patients may be instructed to eat iron-rich foods, given iron supplements, or given medications to increase their hemoglobin. The least invasive surgical procedures available will be chosen, as they require tiny incisions.

During surgery, patients are often positioned on a slope with their head lowered, to protect their brain from any blood loss. Their blood pressure may be lowered and their body temperature raised to reduce bleeding. They may be given 100% oxygen to help a reduced number of red blood cells carry sufficient oxygen to their body. Modern surgical tools are used that cauterize any broken blood vessels as soon as they are cut, in order to minimize blood loss.

Sometimes, a technique known as hemodilution is used. A portion of blood is removed from the patient at the beginning of surgery and replaced with fluids, diluting the blood circulating within the body. If bleeding occurs during surgery, the blood lost is this dilute blood, and not as critical. After surgery, the pure blood is replaced. In some cases blood that is lost during surgery can also be collected, cleaned, and returned to the patient.

Not all surgeries can be performed bloodless, but most can, including:

  • Open heart surgery
  • Liver transplants
  • Urinary tract surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hip and knee replacements
  • Brain surgery

Despite all the precautions taken, during any surgery there is the possibility of unexpected hemorrhage. A hemorrhage, or severe episode of bleeding, can be life threatening without the help of transfused blood. Before any surgical procedure, it is important to make a plan with your physicians about what steps you would like them to take, or not take, in case the unexpected happens.